One Egg Omelet with Cheese

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This egg omelet makes the perfect clean eating breakfast for one!

Over my years of blogging, I’ve had a lot of people mention wanting some recipes for 1 or 2 people. It’s not something I do a lot of, simply because I usually cook for 3 or more people. So it can be hard for me to downsize.

Clean Eating One Egg Omelet

But I recently started making a one egg omelet for breakfast and they are the perfect, single-serving omelet! Pair your egg omelet with a piece of whole grain toast or some fresh fruit and you have a lovely breakfast for one.

Plus, it saves on the budget if you are eating 1 egg rather than 2 or 3. Eggs have really gone up in price!


Eggs are truly a complete and wonderful protein. Mix in a little cheese for flavor and plenty of veggies and you’ve got a really complete, tasty breakfast. For a one egg omelet, use the following options for adding veggies:

  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped asparagus
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped peppers

The basic idea here is to use 1 tbsp. of any veggies that have more bulk, and 2 tbsp. of any veggies that tend to cook down and reduce in size by at least half. So feel free to use any veggies you like using that formula. Any meat you might add would also be 1 tbsp, finely chopped.


There are so many omelet recipes out there! Few foods are as versatile. You can put just about any meat, cheese or veggie into an omelet and it will turn out filling and tasty. Here are some yummy combinations you might like to try.

  • Cheddar + Mushrooms
  • Mushrooms + Onions + Smoked Gouda
  • Crab + Spinach + Provolone
  • Plantain + Tomato + Green Onions + Gruyère  (A Columbian combination, though they usually add sausage)
  • Potatoes + Red Onion + Cheddar
  • Corn + Beans + Cheddar + Tomatoes
  • Kale + Avocado
  • Smoked Salmon + Cream Cheese + Green Onions
  • Mozzarella + Spinach + Tomatoes
  • Avocado + Salsa + Lime
  • Onions + Tomatoes + Sweet Peppers
  • Peppers + Hummus (Yes! You can put hummus in an omelet!)
  • Pizza Fixings – Top your omelet like you would your pizza before folding it in half!
  • Cheddar + Fresh Herbs
  • Shredded Chicken + Cheddar
  • Feta Cheese + Kalamata Olives + Diced Tomatoes


If you’ve ever wondered which way is the correct way to spell this word, rest assured that either one will work! The spelling as “omelet” is simply the American version. The British and French spelling is “omelette”. Either way, people will know what you mean.



If an omelet seems like too much work, here are other egg dishes you can enjoy for breakfast.

The main thing to remember with a one egg omelet is to keep your fillings down to the 1 or 2 tbsp. amounts. Follow the formula above and feel free to season with herbs and spices.

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healthy one egg omelet on a white plate

Healthy One Egg Omelet with Cheese

A one egg omelet makes the perfect breakfast for one! This clean eating breakfast recipe is easy to make and the cheese omelet tastes delicious!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 260kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. butter (or oil)
  • 1 oz. cheese (1 slice if sliced)


  • In a small bowl, use a fork to whisk together the egg, onion powder and dried thyme.
  • Warm the oil in a small pan and pour the whisked egg into the pan, ensuring it reaches all the edges. If you end up with some raw egg on top, simply tip the pan a bit while lifting the edge or your omelet so that the raw egg can run underneath at the edge.
  • Flip the omelet and add cheese. Let it cook for just just long enough to warm the cheese, fold in half and transfer to your plate.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 236mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 69mg | Vitamin A: 800IU | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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